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COVID-19: The latest from The World

Leaders around the globe are working to counter the growing impact from the coronavirus pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 is reaching every part of our society and news is changing quickly. Follow The World's reporting for the critical context you need and the important voices on the front lines.

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WHO head pushes back on Trump; OPEC standoff with Russia; COVID-19 causing economic crisis

The director general of the WHO is calling for unity and an end to the "politicization" of the coronavirus crisis, pushing back on US President Donald Trump's criticism of the organization. Also, eyes are on OPEC talks today and whether Russia and Saudi Arabia will agree to production cuts as crude prices have crashed to an 18-year low. And in Italy, some overworked doctors are getting a little help from Tommy, a robot nurse.

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Wuhan leaves coronavirus lockdown; Taiwan's success overshadowed by politics; ultra-Orthodox customs challenged

Residents of Wuhan, China, are allowed to leave the city after 11 weeks under lockdown. But in the US, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dwarfs those from the next three hardest-hit countries. Taiwan's success in fighting the coronavirus is overshadowed by the One China policy, while in South Africa, the government response highlights deep inequalities. And in Israel, coronavirus restrictions contradict many ultra-Orthodox customs. And, why this teen wanted her quinceañera to double as a voter registration site.

Connecting with nature in the time of COVID-19

Around the world, people are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home. But that doesn't mean we can't take the time to connect with nature. Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods," shares some ideas about how to connect with nature in the midst of the pandemic.

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